Schedule a Zoom Meeting




Zoom is now integrated with and accessible from MyCourses. You will need to have an SPC Zoom account prior to setting up a meeting in MyCourses. This tutorial reviews how you can add a link to a Zoom meeting directly to your course. 

To schedule a Zoom meeting outside of MyCourses (for meetings without students, or set by non-faculty) check out this quick video: Scheduling a Zoom Meeting 

Step-by-Step: Adding a Zoom Meeting in Course Content 

  1. Click on Course Content.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the course modules and click on Add a Module. 
  3. Create a new module for your zoom meetings. See related tutorial at the bottom of this page on creating modules. 
  4. Within your new module, click on Add Existing Activities.
  5. Click on External Learning Tools.
  6. Click on Zoom Web Conferencing.   You will now see the link in your course.  You will still need add date, time, etc.
  7. Click on the blue Zoom Web Conferencing link. This will take you to your Zoom account.
  8. Click on Schedule a New Meeting.
  9. Select your meeting settings. An explination of each is provided in the table below these instructions.
  10. Click on Save.
  11. Return to the Zoom module in MyCourses.  You can now change the name of the link in your course:

                  a. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Zoom Web Conferencing.

                  b. Click on Edit Properties In-Place.

                  c. Click on the title Zoom Web Conferencing and replace it with your Meeting Title.



Meeting Settings
Meeting Name
Date and Time 
Length of Meeting
Check this box if you want one to create a meeting that will have several occurances at the same time and day of week. This is preferrable for Live-Online courses. 
Requires students to sign up to attend meeting.
Participants will be asked to provide a password to enter the meeting. The auto-generated passcode can be edited or removed.
Waiting Room:
Prevents students from joining the meeting until the host manually grants them access to enter.  You will see a notification in the meeting that each participant is waiting to enter.
Only allows participants with an SPC email to join the meeting. 
Video Settings:
Determines if the participants cameras will be on or off upon meeting entry. 
Audio Settings:
Do not change this setting. The default allows participants to hear via phone or computer.
Meeting Options:
Alternative Hosts:
Various settings. 'Join before host' allows students to start the meeting before you (the faculty) arrives. 


If you are co-facilitating with other faculty or have a guest speaker, you can add their email addresses here to make them alternative hosts.






































Step-by-Step: Adding a Zoom Meeting Via Communicate Tab 

You can also set up a Zoom meeting for your course in the Communicate area:


     1. Select Communicate.

     2. Select Zoom Video Conferencing. This will take you to your zoom account in a new webpage.

     3. Select Schedule a New Meeting.

     4. Set preferences outlined in the table above.

     5. Click on save.


Students will now see the meeting(s) listed when they select Zoom Video Conferencing from the Communicate tab. 

Additional Resources

Have Questions? Contact the OLS iTech team at or call 727-341-3500 (Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern) or the SPC Helpdesk at 727-791-2795 or during nights and weekends.
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July 20,2021

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